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The Besieged fortress

The Besieged fortress

A Feature film by Philippe Calderon

Produced by Les Films du Rêve

Release in France : 18/10/2006

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Les Films du Rêve

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French distribution :

TFM Distribution

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TF1 International, France 2 Cinéma

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In the middle of the African savannah, in south-eastern Burkina Faso, in the safety of their high tower, termites are hard at work when a drama turns their neat and ordered life upside down.
A deluge of tropical rain floods galleries and chambers, causing cracks and breaches to appear in the termites’ castle.
Not far from there, a colony of terrible, carnivorous ants prepares to attack.
They’ll take advantage of the tower’s fragility to launch a veritable assault. A merciless war ensues


The film's working title was Termites, the Towering Inferno.

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Full credits (15)

Executive Producers :

François Calderon, Thierry Commissionat, Benoît Tschieret

Screenwriters :

Philippe Calderon, Jérôme Dauffy, Guillaume Vincent

Director of Photography :

Nedjma Berder

Production Manager :

Benoît Tschieret

Editor :

Sylvain Lebel

Music Composer :

Frédéric Weber

Visual effects :

Jean-François Bachand, Emmanuel Mazeron

Still Photographer :

Guillaume Mazille

Assistant director :

Geneviève Brune

Voice :

Benoît Allemane

Sound Recordist :

Didier Gatouillat

Press Attaché (film) :

Sophie Bataille

Production Designer :

Jean-Yves Kervenan

Foley artist :

Jonathan Liebling

Sound Mixer :

Stéphane Bergeron

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Feature film

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France, Canada

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Majority French (France, Canada)

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1 h 22 min

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Digital DTS